Friday, July 25, 2008

Take it easy, ACTION

Recently, Canberra's bus service, ACTION decided to do an overhaul of the whole bus system. For some reason they decided to change pretty much ALL of the numbers of the buses...without making all that many other changes. So basically it is a big scam to trick everyone into thinking that suddenly the buses have improved so much.

Some of the changes make sense, like combining routes 35, 80 and 86... but is it really necessary to change the numbers completely to 7 and 8? For people formerly on the 35 route, the bus has been replaced by buses 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8, depending which suburb you're in. The bus network was probably due for some changes, but the way they have changed all the numbers mean that not a whole lot has changed, but everyone is confused. To add on top of that, on the weekends the numbers are all different once again.

I haven't really decided an exact purpose for this blog as yet. It is mainly going to be talking about my zine Capital Eyes, hence the name, however I am also just going to talk about things in general that give me the shits, mainly relating to Canberra.

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Daniel is now living in Santiago de Chile. You can find some more writing at I Love Chile

Recent Issues of Capital Eyes zine:

Issue 12- Sticky's Target 168: Russia
Issue 11- Yoko Oh No, Elysian
Issue 10- Break Even, Alexisonfire (reprints)
Issue 9- Jerkstore, Ruiner, To The North
Issue 8- 4 Dead, Dangers
Issue 7- Polar Bear Club, Jungle Fever